Published: Wed, October 31, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Mumbai ODI: Rohit, Rayudu & Bowlers Shine as India Crush Windies

Mumbai ODI: Rohit, Rayudu & Bowlers Shine as India Crush Windies

Going into Monday's game, the five-match series was tied at 1-1 after the West Indies notched up a comfortable victory in the third ODI in Pune on Saturday.

India were in a spot of bother when Ambati Rayudu joined Rohit Sharma in the centre and together the duo, smashed the Windies bowlers and tossed away many records by the wayside.

Kemar Roach took 2-74 as the Windies struggled to contain the hosts - and their reply was doomed from the off when they lost openers Chandrapaul Hemraj and Kieran Powell, as well as Shai Hope in the space of seven balls to slump to 20-3.

Earlier, Rohit belted an explosive 137-ball 162, laced with 20 boundaries and four sixes, but importantly crucial from the team's point of view, forged a 211-run third wicket stand with the other centurion Rayudu (100 off 81 balls; 4X8, 6X4) to propel the hosts to a mammoth 377/5.

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West Indies Skipper Jason Holder top-scored for the visitors with his unbeaten 54-run knock.

Samuels, short of runs in the series, struck three fours in 18 before edging a drive at Khaleel Ahmed to Rohit at slip in the 14th over and when Allen (10) nicked Kuldeep's googly to give Rohit the second of three catches, West Indies were in tatters.

With Rohit in full flow, Rayudu took the back seat playing the ideal second fiddle and quietly watched the Mumbaikar racing to his 21st ODI ton off 98 deliveries when he chopped left-arm spinner Fabian Allen for a boundary to point. The victor of this match will ensure they don't lose this series after West Indies tied the series 1-1 in Pune.

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